Obstetrical Nursing – Antepartum – NCLEX Quiz 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A pregnant client calls the clinic and tells a nurse that she is experiencing leg cramps and is awakened by the cramps at night. To provide relief from the leg cramps. the nurse tells the client to:
    • A. 

      Dorsiflex the foot while extending the knee when the cramps occur

    • B. 

      Dorsiflex the foot while flexing the knee when the cramps occur

    • C. 

      Plantar flex the foot while flexing the knee when the cramps occur

    • D. 

      Plantar flex the foot while extending the knee when the cramps occur.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Avoid wearing a bra

    • B. 

      Wash the nipples and areola area daily with soap. and massage the breasts with lotion.

    • C. 

      Wear tight-fitting blouses or dresses to provide support

    • D. 

      Wash the breasts with warm water and keep them dry

  • 3. 
    A pregnant client in the last trimester has been admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of severe preeclampsia. A nurse monitors for complications associated with the diagnosis and assesses the client for:
    • A. 

      Any bleeding. such as in the gums. petechiae. and purpura.

    • B. 

      Enlargement of the breasts

    • C. 

      Periods of fetal movement followed by quiet periods

    • D. 

      Complaints of feeling hot when the room is cool

  • 4. 
    A client in the first trimester of pregnancy arrives at a health care clinic and reports that she has been experiencing vaginal bleeding. A threatened abortion is suspected. and the nurse instructs the client regarding management of care. Which statement. if made by the client. indicates a need for further education?
    • A. 

      “I will maintain strict bedrest throughout the remainder of the pregnancy.”

    • B. 

      “I will avoid sexual intercourse until the bleeding has stopped. and for 2 weeks following the last evidence of bleeding.”

    • C. 

      “I will count the number of perineal pads used on a daily basis and note the amount and color of blood on the pad.”

    • D. 

      “I will watch for the evidence of the passage of tissue.”

  • 5. 
    A prenatal nurse is providing instructions to a group of pregnant client regarding measures to prevent toxoplasmosis. Which statement if made by one of the clients indicates a need for further instructions?
    • A. 

      “I need to cook meat thoroughly.”

    • B. 

      “I need to avoid touching mucous membranes of the mouth or eyes while handling raw meat.”

    • C. 

      “I need to drink unpasteurized milk only.”

    • D. 

      “I need to avoid contact with materials that are possibly contaminated with cat feces.”

  • 6. 
    A homecare nurse visits a pregnant client who has a diagnosis of mild Preeclampsia and who is being monitored for pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH). Which assessment finding indicates a worsening of the Preeclampsia and the need to notify the physician?
    • A. 

      Blood pressure reading is at the prenatal baseline

    • B. 

      Urinary output has increased

    • C. 

      The client complains of a headache and blurred vision

    • D. 

      Dependent edema has resolved

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      “I need to stay on the diabetic diet.”

    • B. 

      “I will perform glucose monitoring at home.”

    • C. 

      “I need to avoid exercise because of the negative effects of insulin production.”

    • D. 

      “I need to be aware of any infections and report signs of infection immediately to my health care provider.”

  • 8. 
    A primigravida is receiving magnesium sulfate for the treatment of pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH). The nurse who is caring for the client is performing assessments every 30 minutes. Which assessment finding would be of most concern to the nurse?
    • A. 

      Urinary output of 20 ml since the previous assessment

    • B. 

      Deep tendon reflexes of 2+

    • C. 

      Respiratory rate of 10 BPM

    • D. 

      Fetal heart rate of 120 BPM

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Administer magnesium sulfate intravenously

    • B. 

      Assess the blood pressure and fetal heart rate

    • C. 

      Clean and maintain an open airway

    • D. 

      Administer oxygen by face mask

  • 10. 
    A nurse is monitoring a pregnant client with pregnancy induced hypertension who is at risk for Preeclampsia. The nurse checks the client for which specific signs of Preeclampsia (select all that apply)?
    • A. 

      Elevated blood pressure

    • B. 

      Negative urinary protein

    • C. 

      Facial edema

    • D. 

      Increased respirations